The 2013 Tech 50: Anna Ewing

The Nasdaq OMX Group EVP played a key role in transforming a U.S. cash equity platform into a multinational, multiproduct cluster of markets.

Anna Ewing
Executive Vice President, Global Technology Solutions
Nasdaq OMX Group

Nasdaq OMX Group early this year brought its market technology and corporate solutions units together under executive vice president Anna Ewing. The combined entity, global technology solutions, which had first-quarter revenue of $73 million and accounted for 18 percent of net exchange revenue, will help Nasdaq “redefine technology as a source of competitive advantage for our clients,” says Ewing, who joined the company in 2000 and was chief information officer from 2005 until this January. (The new CIO, reporting to her, is Bradley Peterson from Charles Schwab Corp., No. 41 last year.) The 52-year-old Ewing played a key role in transforming a U.S. cash equity platform into today’s multinational, multiproduct cluster of markets. The market technology business, building on Nasdaq Stock Market’s 2007 merger with Sweden’s OMX, serves more than 70 trading and infrastructure entities worldwide and brought in $184 million in revenue last year. “It’s a combination of technology, our own experience as an exchange operator and our ability to support any asset class you can think about,” Ewing says. Besides a steady stream of tech business — two recent customers are East Africa Exchange and Polish clearinghouse KDPW_CCP — marquee initiatives include London futures market NLX, which launched in May, and the June acquisition of Thomson Reuters’ investor and public relations business, which is a big boost to the corporate solutions side, bringing 10,000 customers in 60 countries.

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